Monthly Archives: November 2012

Christmas Holiday House Tour set for Dec. 1-2

The Mount Airy Restoration Foundation presents its 27th annual Christmas Holiday Tour Dec. 1-2 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets for the two day event are $15 each and they may be used both days.

This year’s tour includes a variety of new homes, such as those owned by Jay and Melissa Moseley and Toby and Staci Hiatt and the Dogwood Cabin at White Sulphur Springs. Historical structures feature the Mayberry Manor Guest House, Edwards-Franklin House, Masonic Temple, Uptown Gallery, William Alfred Moore House and Gertrude Smith House.

The Dogwood Cabin at White Sulpur Springs is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, just one mile from historic Mount Airy. Owned by Burke Robertson Associates, Cabin No. 1 will be open for the holiday tour. The property is the site of the former historic White Sulphur Springs Hotel “circa 1910.” Guests enjoy the beauty and seclusion just as folks did at the turn of the century. Natural Christmas decorations will be seen throughout each room of the cabin.

Tickets may be purchased at the Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce, from any board member, or by calling Rees at 786-1098 or Harbour at 786-2070.

Mount Airy Christmas Parade

The Mount Airy Christmas Parade is scheduled for Saturday, November 24 at 9am. The parade will feature all the sights and sounds of the upcoming holiday season in the nostalgic setting of Downtown Mount Airy.

The parade, organized each year by the Downtown Business Association, will also benefit the Foothills Food Pantry. Immediately following the parade, all are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to the Mt Airy Museum Annex on W. Oak Street where they can meet Eric Chilton, visit with Santa, and enjoy live Christmas music.

Come visit  Mount Airy, North Carolina and enjoy the Christmas Parade.  Mount Airy is just south of the Virginia state line, 60 km northwest of Winston-Salem, N.C. and the home of The Cabins at White Sulphur Springs.

Mount Airy Veterans Day Observance – Saturday, November 10th

Local marching bands, along with honor and color guards and solemn remarks and remembrances will take place Saturday as Mount Airy holds its annual Veterans Day observance.

The day will include a parade through the downtown area, leading to a program at the city war memorial on the corner of South Main and Rockford streets featuring a gun salute and other activities.

Hundreds of people, many veterans among them, typically attend the annual gathering in Mount Airy to pay tribute to military personnel for their service to the country.

The procession will arrive in the downtown area around 11:30 a.m.  The parade is to end near the Mount Airy War Memorial, where special remarks and activities are planned beginning at noon.

Mount Airy is just south of the Virginia state line, 60 km northwest of Winston-Salem, N.C. and the home of The Cabins at White Sulphur Springs.

Go For A Great Fall Hike

Days are getting shorter and the leaves are starting to turn. It’s fall! Some of the best hiking of the year is waiting. There are far fewer people, more wildlife to see, and the cool air means you will have an easier time on the trail.

The morning chill will give way to bright sun and pleasant temperatures. That heavy jacket you’re wearing in the morning can become too warm in the afternoon so wear layers.  Don’t forget to wear a hat. It can help keep you warm in the morning and cool in the afternoon.

Shorter days mean you need to start off early. You will be rewarded with songbirds and wildlife activity. Remember the sun will set earlier, so don’t get caught out in the dark on the trail.  Protection from the rain and the wind is essential. If you are going on a longer day hike, know the weather forecast and carry a weather radio.

Eating food as you are hiking keeps the body running.   Avoid having a heavy meal before or while on the trail.

Mount Airy is just south of the Virginia state line, 60 km northwest of Winston-Salem, N.C. and the home of The Cabins at White Sulphur Springs.